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Affirming the preeminence of the system of high schools for the gifted, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has asked localities to build policies to develop private schools of this kind.

Cybersecurity to be included in high school curriculum

High schools across the nation will begin teaching cybersecurity from the 2021-2022 academic year within the scope of the defence and security course.


Students in nearly 30 localities in VN return to school after closure

Students in nearly 30 provinces and cities across Vietnam returned to school on April 27 after a long break since early February due to COVID-19.

HCM City high schools begin to take career counselling seriously

Many high schools in HCM City have begun to conduct tests to match their students’ aptitudes with future careers, take them to universities or bring university staff to talk them about careers.

Vietnamese schools to face shortage of art, music teachers next year

High schools are expected to face a shortage of music and art teachers when the new education programme begins in the 2019-21 academic year.

High schools join global network of PASCH schools

The Goethe-Institut HCM City on Wednesday signed cooperation agreements with three high schools to teach German as a second foreign language under the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative.

Warning about students’ sexting gives parents a start

VietNamNet Bridge - A survey conducted of nearly 1,000 students from secondary schools and Hanoi University showed that 15.2 percent have sent erotic messages and images to others through phones, called ‘sexting’.

Social sciences studies turn hot again

VietNamNet Bridge - In Vietnamese eyes, only shy students not capable of studying natural sciences would register to study social sciences.

Government plans education reforms

 VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien spoke with Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) about changes to the education system, especially for high schools.

Students spend sleepless nights to register for classes

VietNamNet Bridge - Registering for class schedule has left many university students short of sleep. 

Math teachers’ English skills too low to use English as language of instruction

Five years ago, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) kicked off a pilot 2011-2015 program on teaching math and natural sciences in English at 30 percent of high schools in large cities. However, the target has been difficult to reach.

Bilingual courses lack teachers

 VietNamNet Bridge – A shortage of qualified teachers at high schools nationwide is the major obstacle preventing the implementation of a pilot bilingual programme on teaching maths and natural science in English and Vietnamese,

Ninety students in Robothon contest

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thirty teams of three students each had only one hour to programme robots in the Robothon Contest held last Saturday at Rach Mieu Sporting House in HCM City.

HCM City lacks science teachers who can teach classes in English

VietNamNet Bridge - General schools in HCM City do have enough teachers qualified to teach science subjects in English. Despite high demand, math and science subjects in English are taught at only 10 high schools in the city.

Curriculum reforms aim to help students become future leaders

 VietNamNet Bridge – Associate Professor Van Nhu Cuong speaks to Vietnam Plus about draft Education Curriculum Reforms by the Ministry of Education and Training.

Students have no time for play as life-skill lessons crowd the curriculum

VietNamNet Bridge – Educators have begun teaching teach life skills to students, but parents complain that the teachers do not know how to give instruction in such skills.

Universities displeased about national foreign-language teaching program

The weak English skills of incoming students, the big difference in students’ abilities and the high number of students in every class will all make it hard to implement the national foreign language teaching program at universities.

Students from all walks of life, young and old, take nat’l high school exams

The examinees for this year’s national high school exam come from many different living conditions and localities, but they all have a strong eagerness to learn.

The race for state-owned high schools kicks off

The number of secondary school graduates has been increasing steadily year after year, while the number of state-owned high schools has failed to rise accordingly. That explains why the race to state-owned high schools is heating up.

Students may have to attend math, literature exams to finish high schools

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam plans to make big changes with its national education system after 2015. Students would have two exam subjects for the finals – math and literature – instead of six as currently.